Hiscox News

Hiscox Launches Private Investment Fund Portfolio

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, has launched its Private Investment Fund Portfolio product to provide protection for many types of asset management firms. The portfolio provides coverage for lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, insider trading, securities law violations, …

Lloyd’s Underwriters Find Success with U.S. Subsidiaries: SNL

Insurers Hiscox Ltd., Beazley Plc and Catlin Group Ltd. are reaping the benefits of the U.S. market, according to a report from SNL Financial. SNL data shows how the three companies with significant participation in the Lloyd’s of London market have developed their direct premium written through their …

Hiscox Increases U.S. Terrorism Insurance Capacity to $200 Million

Hiscox has increased capacity to $200 million for U.S. domiciled terrorism risks. The additional capacity addresses the increased demand for standalone terrorism coverage caused by the upcoming expiration of the U.S. government terrorism insurance backstop offered by the Terrorism Risk …

Hiscox Launches Protection for Security Risks to Small, Medium-Sized Businesses

Hiscox has launched a new proactive program addressing a variety of increasing security risks faced by small and medium sized organizations and their employees. Hiscox Special Protection Solutions insurance coverage allows these organizations to address growing domestic exposures, backed by …

Beazley, Hiscox Form D&O Consortium with Capacity up to $50 Million

Lloyd’s of London insurers Beazley and Hiscox have partnered to offer brokers and clients a D&O consortium through which the syndicates will provide materially higher limits and offer additional options to complex risks for U.S.-domiciled companies. Central to the proposal …

Willis to Allocate Share of London Business to Pre-Selected Insurers

Willis Group Holdings Plc, the third-largest insurance broker by market value, agreed to allocate as much as 25 percent of premiums from the London corporate specialist market to pre-selected insurers. Underwriters in the group include Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., …

Hiscox Appoints General Liability Underwriting Leader in New York

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced that Angela Adams has been appointed as vice president, general liability underwriting leader, for Hiscox USA based out of the company’s New York office. Adams joins Hiscox USA’s growing business after previous senior …

Hiscox Adds Cyber Crime Protection for Small, Medium-Sized Businesses

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, has added a new cyber crime protection endorsement to its technology privacy cyber portfolio. The cyber crime coverage option provides additional protection against growing exposures related to cyber crime connected to business bank accounts. “Technology …

Hiscox Names Dixon to Head Catastrophe Research; Adds 2 Reinsurance Trainees

London-based Hiscox has appointed Dr. Richard Dixon as its group head of Catastrophe Research. In addition, Hiscox expanded its London market reinsurance team with the recruitment of Jonathan Lord and Nick Orton as trainee underwriters for non-marine treaty business in …

US Brokers’ Employees Attend London’s Beazley Broker Academy at Lloyd’s

A bulletin from Lloyd’s notes that “high potential employees from US broking firms will spend the coming week in London, standing in the shoes of the Lloyd’s underwriter and gaining a detailed understanding of how business is transacted in the …